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Jan 1, 2013 6:00pm EST
. that is what he called adlai stevenson and i will get to him. you call them add light or sometimes he called them alger with the idea that he is like alger hiss, communist spy at the time. there is also whittaker chambers and the great american theologian who helped to kind of advise nixon about in some ways his political philosophy so a a lot of behind-the-scenes guys are giving advice to richard nixon to go straight to the media to engage in what we would call telepopulism and there's also this surprise cameo of charlie chaplin who is operated out of the country in 1952 as a part of the larger red scare. nixon wanted him out of the country and was taking his cues from a wild gossip column at the time named had a hopper who was a friend of nixon who enters a little bit in there is also another central character. the foil to richard nixon and dwight eisenhower and that is adlai stevenson himself. he's important in the story to guess he is a proponent. stephenson becomes throughout the course of this it very fade egghead, and intellectual entering politics. he has a very noble vision of polit
Jan 1, 2013 12:00am EST
and to dwight eisenhower, and that's adlai stevenson himself. he backs throughout the course of the story a fey egghead, an intellectual entering politics. he had a very noble vision of politics. anybody hearing these word will be surprised by them in his acceptance speech in his 1952 convention, he talked to his fellow democrats and said, we shouldn't just worry about winning the election. we have to worry about how it is won. how -- listen to this language -- how well we can take advantage of this great opportunity to debate issues sense my and civilly. better we lose the election than mislead the people. at it time to talk sense to the american people. noble as all get out, but also kind of sending a softball to richard nixon and dwight eisenhower's plate and they can knock out. and there's a shot from the stage and there's a hole in the shoe. a guy who never gets control over the situation and of course in the end loses. so the book is kind of written like a novel and these characters enter in and out with the central character who is undergoing a nervous breakdown. i make a fair amount of
Jan 19, 2013 6:00am EST
governor adlai stevenson in the 1956 campaign. the official inaugural date of january 20 was a sunday in 1957. president eisenhower was officially sworn in in private. a public ceremony, on the capital's west front, with the next day. this is 10 minutes. ♪ >> you, the white d eisenhower, do solemnly swear that you will face fully -- faithfully execute the office of president of the you knighted states -- united states and well, to the best of your ability, preserve, protect, and defend the constitution of the united states, so help you god. >> i, dwight d eisenhower, do solemnly swear that i will faithfully execute the office of president of the united states and will, to the best of my ability, preserve, protect, and defend the constitution of the united states, so help me god. >> the first time any president had prefaced his inaugural address with a prayer. >> we pray. writes from wrong and allow all our words and actions to be governed thereby and by the laws of this land. especially we pray that our concerns shall be for all the people, regardless of station, race, or calling. >
Jan 6, 2013 7:00am EST
, we always knew about adlai stevenson. until this i hadn't realized the former defense secretary robert lovett under harry truman, george bundy, the president's national security advisor thought that berlin was so important that that was why they urged him not to attack or do airstrikes, because of the concern. it wasn't about appeasement. it was a concern about what would happen in berlin. .. >> to defend cuba during a long, sustained campaign if the united states invaded. however, it's now known -- what was not known at the time -- that the russians, while there were many more of them, there were about 40,000 russian troops in cuba, not 8,000 as estimated -- >> and there were actual warheads. >> they had the short-range nuclear weapons that would have wiped out an american invading army on the beaches. and about 100,000 men had been gather inside florida, and a lot of those men -- we might have had the total number of deaths of the vietnam war in the '50s, thousands, in a couple days of an invasion of cuba. and then a nuclear exchange following that in europe and around the wor
Jan 29, 2013 2:00pm PST
and they put together for people like adlai stevenson and roosevelt and harry truman and wilson. can the republican party rebuild itself to get a majority by building a coalition where they don't all agree with each other, where you have the rural people plus the more, if you will, this will drive people crazy, sow fis at this kated suburbanites. >> i think they can and for going back to my days as a county chairman to being national chairman, i preached that same thing. northeastern republicans are not southern republicans aren't midwestern republicans aren't western republicans. they all wear a different hat. but they wear them in their own style. >> all politics is local. >> all politics is local, and the more the party recognize s that this is not about a national republican party but a coalition of independent, you know, minded individuals who happen to be republican in some cases -- >> what about all those moderates that are told they could join the party and be part of the coalition? you know, that's nice, bob, but if they're not pro life, if they're not against gay marriage,
Jan 2, 2013 7:30am EST
'm aware of being my family being enthusiastic about adlai stevenson over eisenhower back in '56. and my father and his generation in chapel hill were really, um, they built a bridge and sort of a bridgehead. they were pro-higher education, pro-infrastructure, they were, they were liberal in their politics and progressive, and they, they were deeply anti-segregationist and anti-jim crow. and they built in the raleigh/durham/chapel hill area something called the research triangle that depended a lot on education, on higher education and which has really paid huge dividends and, in a way, opened the road to the new south as we think of it today. my father would have been, in 2008, would have been so fiercely proud to see barack obama elected in north carolina, to see the country, to see the state go for barack obama. sadly, it wasn't to happen again in 2012, although we worked really hard at it. but anyway, my first, my first campaign that i actively was involved with was mcgovern in '72, and i think my wife kim still has the pumper sticker that says -- the bumper sticker that says don't b
Jan 23, 2013 9:00am EST
and abiding patriotism. and as governor adlai stevenson said -- and i quote -- "patriotism is not short, frenzied outbursts of emotion. but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime." that's really true, madam president. patriotism is not short, frenzied outbursts of emotion but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime. and if you look at the records, the careers of these new senators, that's the way it is. each person coming here reminds me of my first few weeks in the house of representatives, when tip o'neill -- we had a large incoming class of new democrats. so he called us in in groups of maybe 15 or so. and he told us something i've always remembered. he said each of you are successful politicians or you wouldn't be here. and that's really true. i say that to each of my new members. you're successful politicians, and there's nothing wrong with the word "politician." i'm proud i am a politician. i'm proud i serve in government, and we should each be the same. so i'm pleased now, and i was pleased yesterday to be surrounded by so many dedicated public servants, new me
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